Alla Jezmir brings over 15 years of energy experience across business development, project and venture capital investing, commercial strategy, and company scaling as an operator, investor, and board member to her role with Earthrise. Previously, Alla served as Managing Director at CCM Energy, the clean energy investment division of CCM Group, a real estate firm. Concurrently, Alla served as Principal and founding team member of Traverse Venture Partners, an investment platform launched out of CCM to back entrepreneurs transforming the real estate industry. Prior to those roles, she steered the development of AES Corporation’s Global Gas Program as Project Manager in its Business Development Group. She also served on AES’ Internal Review Team and supported the development of its award-winning energy storage group, which is now known as Fluence and recently became a public company. Before that, Alla served as Principal of the Green Portfolio at Calvert Impact Capital, an impact investment firm. There she led the organization’s Green Initiative, investing in community development organizations across the globe addressing social and environmental challenges including energy access and sustainable affordable housing. She previously co-founded and served as Board chair of EEG-energy, a company that delivered solar energy to Tanzanian households and small enterprises lacking access to the electric grid.
Alla earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She serves on the advisory board of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), a unit of the Prairie Research Institute; the boards of Fusion Fuel (NASDAQ: HTOO) and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI); and is a founding member of the Leadership Now Project.